Pay and Rewards

Gender pay gap report 2018 The Governance Committee sets the pay of the executive directors at a level to attract and retain the talent required to lead the Group. In doing this it takes into account comparable evidence and benchmarking data from a range of sources both within and outside our sector.

Our aim is not to pay the highest salaries in the market but instead to offer a competitive package of salary plus other pay and non-pay benefits.

As an employer of more than 250 people, we publish an annual Gender Pay Gap Report showing the difference in average female earnings compared to average male earnings. Our mean gender pay gap in 2018 is 6.7%.

2019 remuneration summary

The table below outlines how many staff fall into each salary range (based on pro rata for part-time staff) as at April 2019:

Staff salary range




£10,000- £19,999


£20,000 - £29,999


£30,000 - £39,999


£40,000 - £49,999


£50,000 - £74,999


£75,000 - £99,999


£100,000 - £145,000




Non-Executive Director

Fees per annum

The table below outlines the Westward Housing Group Non-Executive Director (board/committee member) fees per annum as at April 2019:

Brian Aird (Westward Board Chair)


Alan Brunt (Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration and Membership Cmte)


George Dexter (Horizon Homes subsidiary Board chair)


Steve Lyons


Anne Hayward (Audit and Assurance Cmte chair)


Frances West


Will Patterson


Sue Coulson


Andy Power (Audit Cmte member)


David Lausen (Audit Cmte member and Horizon Homes board member)



(1) Excludes out of pocket of expenses paid as per expenses policy